Leeds reportedly want new winger, Sky man says two top-four clubs eye PL ace
By Dominic Toner
Leeds could be one of the teams chasing Crystal Palace winger Lee Chung-yong, according to a reliable journalist.
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol claimed on his personal Twitter account that two of the top-four sides in the Championship are interested in signing the 28-year-old.
He revealed that Swansea are keen on signing Lee and fourth-placed Leeds could be another team eyeing the South Korea international.
Swansea interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Lee Chung-yong. Two top four Championship clubs also want him
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 30, 2017
The Yorkshire giants have been in the market for a new winger in January and Spanish publication AS claim that they are on the verge of completing a deal for Alfonso Pedraza from Villarreal.
Lee has played a bit-part role for Crystal Palace this season and his career has stalled since he moved to Selhurst Park in 2015.
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The right winger has made 19 appearances this campaign, but is yet to complete 90 minutes in the Premier League.
He is well recognised for his lengthy spell with Bolton where he made 195 appearances, scoring 20 goals and supplying 35 assists.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds are clearly in the market for a new wide player as they look to improve on the senior options of Kemar Roofe, Hadi Sacko, Souleymane Doukara and Stuart Dallas. It may shock some fans if they are interested in Lee, who has failed to set the world alight during his time at Palace. The right winger has now been in English football for a long time and has plenty of Premier League experience. He could potentially be a very good player if he dropped down to the Championship and his work-rate can never be questioned. However, he has always lacked extra quality in the final third and Garry Monk must be looking for players that can improve their starting XI. The Whites’ interest in Pedraza could be a better alternative as they would be buying a player who is in good form, whereas Lee rarely gets 90 minutes under his belt these days.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club’s supporters have reacted on Twitter to reports they are hours away from finalising a striker deal.